It’s been a little bit since the Portland Timbers have played some soccer. Last time we saw them, things were ... not so great. They took a tough loss by the feet of expansion side Austin FC last time they were on the pitch. It was the kind of loss that usually prompts a team to do some self-examination and reflection.
With a week off from MLS play, where do the Timbers stand in the eyes of media outlets? For mlssoccer.com, they have officially fallen out of the top half of the league, sliding into 16th in the latest power rankings.
Here’s what J. Sam Jones wrote about the Timbers.
The Timbers took the week off. They really, really needed it. They’ve picked up four points in their last five games. They’ll face Dallas this weekend, but LAFC, Minnesota and the Galaxy are waiting on the other side.
What do you think? Is this too high or too low? Let us know in the comments.